Week 1 discussion
Post a detailed description of your experience of working with a nurse leader. Include the following aspects in your description.
Of the leadership theories discussed this week, which one did this nurse leader subscribe to? Why?
How has your experience been with the nurse leader? Provide a description of your interactions with him or her?
Week 2 discussion
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about power sources for a nurse leader. Based on your understanding, answer the following questions:
In your opinion, what are the three most important power sources for a nurse leader? Why?
How are they best used in a leadership role? Describe.
What sources of power do you see most often displayed in your work environment? Why?
Week 3 discussion
Effective leadership can help nurse leaders to bring about a desirable change within the system. Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, gain adequate insight into change theories and change management, and answer the following questions:
What does it mean to be a change agent? Give two examples of when you were a change agent or witnessed another nurse as a change agent
What happened and how did the change occur? Citations should conform to APA guidelines. You may use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources or connect to the APA Style website through the APA icon below.
Week 4 discussion
With a society that is so diverse in its own nature, issues pertaining to cultural diversity are bound to occur in the process of team management and leadership. Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about cultural diversity. Based on your research and understanding, answer the following questions:
How does having members of different cultures on a team affect the team's performance?
How would you incorporate a person from a culture of your choice into your team, keeping in mind communication differences within your and the chosen culture?
Week 5 discussion
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about nursing informatics or technologies used in nursing. Based on your research, answer the following questions:
What technology does your facility use?
How has it improved patient care or outcomes?
What can be done to make it more useful or to further improve patient care or outcomes?